BatchLine POS offers two options for transactional websites: a web exporter and a plugin. The exporter supplies data and images for booksellers who are tech-savvy or have someone to provide technical support for their websites. The annual cost for the data is £240 p.a. + VAT (without VAT in Eire).

1) The web exporter produces data and images as XML and CSV files for display on your website. To access this service, you must be a current subscriber to BatchLine POS and be able to manipulate the data yourself.

What does it NOT do?
* It does not work automatically, so you or your own IT support must integrate this data into an existing Shopify, Wix or bespoke website.
* It does not automatically update the website when you have sold an item.
* This option does not provide you with technical support.

2) The second option is the BatchLine BCS Plugin + Web Exporter, which operates with a fully up-to-date, functional WooCommerce website but only if you are already subscribing to the BatchLine web exporter service. The cost is normally £120 p.a. + VAT but is included F.O.C. with the web exporter package until 31st December 2021. Thereafter it will be a chargeable service.

What does it do?
* It provides full integration with BatchLine POS.
* It will update your stock position as you add stock or make a sale – providing that you set this option.
* It will automatically pull your stock along with the images and biblio into your transactional website.

What does it not do?
* If your website is not up to date or requires remedial work and you do not have a web person who can help, our recommended provider Broadband Cloud Solutions BCS can do the necessary work for a one-off fee starting at £200, depending on what is required.

A new BCS website
BCS can also offer an affordable package for a new transactional WordPress website with WooCommerce and the BatchLine BCS plugin. This includes full development of a customised website, monthly maintenance and hosting, plus your own or .com domain. Ongoing charges of £100 + VAT per month for a minimum of two years apply. This contract will be directly with BCS, . In addition, you will require the BatchLine POS web exporter at £240 p.a.+ VAT which will be charged by Batch.

What next?
If you need further guidance, discuss your options with the BatchLine team who will be able to advise you on the best solution. They will also explain how to access the BatchLine web exporter. If you decide to use the BatchLine BCS plugin, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can put you in touch with them. The plugin is supplied by BCS, who will invoice you separately for this add on.



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